Take Me Back (Tinchy Stryder song)

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"Take Me Back"
Single by Tinchy Stryder featuring
Taio Cruz
from the album Catch 22
B-side Rollin'
Released 19 January 2009
Recorded 2008
  • 3:32 (Catch 22 version)
  • 3:12 (Rokstarr version)
  • 3:27 (The Rokstarr Collection version)
  • 4:14 (remix)
Producer(s) Fraser T Smith
Tinchy Stryder singles chronology
"Where's Your Love"
"Take Me Back"
"Number 1"
Taio Cruz singles chronology
"She's like a Star"
"Take Me Back"
"Break Your Heart"
Music video
"Take Me Back" on YouTube

"Take Me Back" is a song by British rapper Tinchy Stryder, featuring vocals from Taio Cruz, it was produced by Fraser T Smith. The song features on Stryder's album Catch 22 and was released as the album's second single on 19 January 2009. The music video features both Tinchy Stryder and Taio Cruz in various black and white backgrounds as well as in front of cars, large dogs and women dancing in swim costumes.


Five alternative versions of the song exist. The first, main version of the single, which is the version promoted as a single, credits Stryder as the main artist and vocalist, with the hook and chorus by Cruz. This version features on the single, Stryder's second studio album, Catch 22 and the British version of Cruz' second studio album, Rokstarr. The second version of the song features additional rap verses from rappers Sway and Chipmunk. This version features as a B-side to the single and on the deluxe edition of Catch 22. The third version of the song credits Cruz as the main artist and vocalist, with several all-new verses, and features only a short rap by Stryder at the start of the track. This version can be found on Cruz' compilation album, The Rokstarr Collection. The fourth version of the song features Cruz entirely on his own, with no vocals from Stryder at all. His version can be found on the American, European and Brazilian editions of Rokstarr. The fifth version of the song also completely removes Stryder, features Cruz as the main artist and vocalist, and also features guest vocals from Jamaican singer Tami Chynn. This version can be found on the Jamaican edition of Rokstarr.

Track listing[edit]

CD single
No. Title Length
1. "Take Me Back" (Radio Edit) 3:32
2. "Take Me Back" (Remix) (featuring Sway and Chipmunk) 5:26
3. "Take Me Back" (Sunship Remix) 3:19
4. "Rollin'" 2:54
Digital download[1]
No. Title Length
1. "Take Me Back" (Sunship Remix) 3:19
2. "Take Me Back" (Vito Benito Remix) 3:45


Chart (2009) Peak
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[2] 11
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[3] 16
Ireland (IRMA)[4] 16
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[5] 3

End-of-year charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Position
UK Singles Chart[6] 54


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[7] Silver 200,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ Take Me Back (remix) – iTunes. iTunes Store.
  2. ^ "Ultratop.be – Tinchy Stryder – Take Me Back" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  3. ^ "Tinchy Stryder: Take Me Back" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  4. ^ "Chart Track: Week 9, 2009". Irish Singles Chart.
  5. ^ "Tinchy Stryder: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company.
  6. ^ "Charts Plus Year end 2009" (PDF). Charts Plus. Retrieved 2010-07-19. 
  7. ^ "British single certifications – Tinchy Stryder feat. Taio Cruz – Take Me Back". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Take Me Back in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Select Silver in the field By Award. Click Search

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